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Not my usual New years resolutions


Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I have been doing alot of thinking this past week. Every year, for the past 15 years, my resolutions have always sounded like " I need to lose 20, 25,30 pounds by my birthday in March", or "I will go to the gym 4-5 days per week". And I can tell you that I was good for a week or 2 and life would happen and those goals/ resolutions would go flying out the window. June would come and I would try again, I would lose 5-10 pounds over the summer, then school would start back up in september{I work for the school district} and within a month or 2 those pounds would be right back on, and lo and behold its January 1st again.

Do I want to lose those 30 pounds I need to , and get to the gym? Hell yes! but I continue to fail my resolutions. I am 50 this year, a mother of 4 , work full time , coach cheerleading for the town 4 months a year. I had my father pass away in Feb. 2012 from cancer after a 9 month battle. My Mom has a brain tumor and my brothers and sisters and I now take turns caring for her. In other words I am like a lot of you. Too much on our plate, and we put ourselves last.

My resolutions/goals were what I wanted but they set me up for failure.

So after doing alot of thinking this week my resolutions is a very simple one. Do something to create a positive change every day. Whether it is following my diet, doing 10 minutes of exercise, drinking one more glass of water, saying no to a cookie. I may not be able to do all those things every day, but every little choice I can make , to make me healthier, stronger, happier. will add up. I may not lose the weight in the time frame I want. But I will lose it.

I also think that along with making positive changes for my diet/health, I need to make that for my every day life as well. And that change is in my outlook on life and with my family friends and coworkers. I found that saying something positive , and having a positive outlook can have a domino effect. In the past when people asked "how are you doing" I have always answered with what ever negative or stressful had been happening in my life. I need to find the positive in every day. And yes there is positive! Even when things have been at their worst, I can look outside and see the beauty in nature, or look through my photo album at pictures of a family trip that we had such a good time at, and smile at the memories.

Spreading that positivety around me , will create a happier and healthier environment. Complimenting a co-workers shirt will put her in a good mood , doing something special or complimenting my husband will put him in a good mood. So being surrounded with happier people will make me happier and less stressed

So that is my resolution. To make as many positive changes I can each day.

So i will start with you, anyone who is reading this blog. I wish you all a happy and healthy new year, and I am here if anyone needs that extra support or motivation in the months ahead
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WATERDIAMONDS 1/1/2013 4:58PM

    Your resolution is perhaps the sanest one I've read thus far. Congrats on having worked through this in such a thoughtful manner and best of success to you in creating your positive world!
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ASHPATCH11 1/1/2013 12:40PM

    this is a great plan!

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STUDLEEJOE 1/1/2013 12:37PM

    Happy new year and good luck to you

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